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Red Pepper Chili

The other day it was snowy, windy, and cold – absolutely perfect weather for chili. Our family all loves chili, and I have tried several recipes over the years. The one I am sharing with everyone today is reaching the top as one of my favorites. I found it on, and just adapted it our taste. One of the nicest features about this recipe is that you can throw all the ingredients into the crockpot at once and let it cook down while you are doing other projects. I serve mine with dabble of sour cream and shredded cheese on top, and cornbread on the side. But you can also add red or green onions as well. Enjoy!

chili making

chili before toppings

Red Pepper Chili

{Crockpot} Red Pepper Chili

Recipe type: Slow Cooker
Prep time:  15 mins
Cook time:  6 hours
Total time:  6 hours 15 mins
Serves: 4-6

Source: adapted from Southern Living Cookbook


  • 1 pound of ground beef or turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 (8 oz.) cans of tomato sauce
  • ½ (6 oz.) can of tomato paste
  • ⅛ cup chili powder
  • ½ tbsp. granulate sugar
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. ground red pepper flakes
  • 3 shakes of bay leaves
  • 1 (16 oz.) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Toppings: red onions, sour cream, cheddar cheese, green onions


  1. In a large skillet, brown your meat. Crumble, drain, and place in the insert of your slow cooker.
  2. Add in the rest of the chili ingredients, stir with a spatula to get everything mixed well and incorporated.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
  4. Serve hot with desired toppings.
  5. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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